BSc, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Todd Hatchette is a Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority. As an Infectious Disease Physicians and Medical Microbiologist he is also the Director of the STI clinic, Chief of the Division of Microbiology and Director of Immunology and Virology at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center. He is also the past President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada. He received his MD from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed residencies in Internal Medicine (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (Dalhousie University). He also completed post-doctoral training in Virology at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Hatchette oversees testing for Lyme disease in Nova Scotia and has extensive experience in diagnostic microbiology including the storage of clinical specimens (he oversees the anchor laboratory for the Severe Outcome Surveillance Network in the Canadian Immunization Research Network that manages the biobank of specimens). He is part of the AMMI Lyme disease working group and the co-chair for the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network Lyme disease diagnostic working group. He was asked to speak to Lyme disease diagnostics at the meeting to establish a federal framework and the CIHR-sponsored best brains exchange.
Dr. Hatchette is a Principal Applicant on the grant. He will co-lead the establishment of foundational resources (national cohort and biobank), he will oversee and coordinate with patient recruitment for biobank and cohort in Nova Scotia. He will also guide clinical science and health services research (Pillar 3), and act as an advisor for research activities involving diagnostics and detection (Pillar 1).